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South Koreans visiting Australia on holiday or for business must have a valid Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). This convenient visa waiver is obtained online by filling in a short form.

The Australia ETA for South Koreans makes it quick and simple to authorize a trip. Unlike a visa application, there is no need to go in person to an embassy to deal with paperwork. The ETA can be obtained using any computer or device connected to the internet.

What Is the Australian ETA for South Koreans? 

An ETA for Australia is an electronic travel authorization that is available to citizens from a select group of countries, including South Korea, based on visa reciprocity agreements that have been signed between the governments of these countries and the government of Australia.

South Koreans traveling to Australia for up to 3 months are eligible to apply for an Australian ETA online.

Once approved, the Australian ETA for South Korean citizens is valid for 1 year and allows multiple trips of up to 3 months each during this time.

The primary advantage of applying for an Australian ETA visa waiver from South Korea is that it saves travelers time and effort in obtaining travel authorization and entering the country upon arrival for short-term visits.

Are South Koreans Eligible to Obtain an Australian ETA?

Yes, South Koreans are eligible to apply for an Australian ETA visa waiver online. They must simply meet a few basic requirements, and have:

  • A current email address to receive updates and notifications regarding the application
  • A South Korean passport
  • A valid credit/debit card to pay the processing fee for the Australian ETA.

The Australian government also obliges South Korean applicants for an ETA to meet certain health requirements such as being free from Tuberculosis and not having any past criminal convictions.

Those traveling from South Korea to Australia with children are required to submit a separate application on behalf of each child.

How Do You Apply for the Australian ETA Visa Waiver for South Koreans?

Travelers can apply for an Australian ETA for South Koreans by filling out a short online form.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Basic personal info
  • Passport details
  • Travel plans
  • Security questions

It is important to ensure the accuracy of the information entered on the application form while applying for the Australian ETA visa waiver from South Korea. This is because small errors or missing information can lead to issues processing the application or using the ETA to travel.

Since there is a processing fee associated with applying for the ETA, it is also necessary to have a valid debit or credit card that can be used for making online payments in order to complete the application.

An approved Australian ETA authorization for South Korean citizens is electronically linked to the applicant’s passport. Therefore, travelers can only gain entry into Australia if they travel on the same passport that they used to apply for the ETA visa.

This also means that if the traveler loses their passport, they will be required to obtain a new online authorization in order to visit the country.

How Long Does It Take to Get an Australian ETA from South Korea?

South Korean citizens who have submitted an online visa application can expect to receive an approved ETA visa within 2 business days. Many ETAs are delivered even sooner.

Once the processing is complete, the ETA visa waiver is sent to the applicant’s email address.

Travelers are nevertheless advised to apply for the ETA for Australia as soon as they know their travel dates, as processing may take longer in some cases.

Traveling to Australia from South Korea with an ETA

South Korean travelers are advised to print a copy of the approved ETA once they receive it via email, as, upon arrival, Australian border control may ask to see this printout alongside the electronically linked passport.

South Korean ETA holders should note that they are required to inform the Australian Home Office at once if their phone number or email address changes at any time during their stay.

An Australian ETA allows South Korean holders a maximum stay of 3 consecutive months in the country with each entry. It is valid for a 12-month period, meaning travelers can enter Australia multiple times as long as the stay does not exceed 3 months.

If South Koreans wish to stay in the country for longer consecutive periods, or for purposes such as to study or work, they must contact their nearest Australian diplomatic mission to apply for a visa.

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
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ETA Australia Processing time
1 - 2 days
Australia government fee
14 usd
Our service fee
29 usd
TOTAL
43 usd
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Covid Update for Australia

Last update: 17/11/2022

Travelers with an Australia ETA or eVisitor can now enter Australia. All nationwide travel restrictions were lifted on July 6, 2022. Passengers no longer need to complete an online Australia Travel Declaration form. There may still be certain COVID-19 rules in the individual Australian states and territories. Find out the travel requirements that you must meet to visit the country by checking the visa policy of Australia.

Australian Embassy in South Korea

Citizens of South Korea are eligible to obtain their Australian ETA on the internet and from the comfort of their own home. This means that they do not need to visit an Australian embassy in person.

South Koreans should contact their local Australian embassy in case they wish to visit the country for other purposes, such as studying or relocating.

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Traveling from South Korea to Australia

The easiest way to travel from South Korea to Australia is by plane.

There are daily flights between the countries’ most populous cities, Seoul and Sydney, which are serviced by Korean Air and Asiana. The flight is around 11 hours and arrives at Sydney Airport (SYD) from Incheon International Airport (ICN).

At the moment, this is the only permanent non-stop route between South Korea and Australia. There is a seasonal flight from Seoul to the Gold Coast (OOL), which takes about 9.5 hours.

Besides the capital, there are many flights to Australia from other cities in South Korea, including Busan, Jeju, and Daegu.

South Korean Tourism in Australia

The number of South Korean tourists in Australia has risen by more than 20% in the past few years, with the biggest number of arrivals in 2017, see below.

Australia is an exciting tourist destination for many reasons. South Korean travelers are drawn to buzzing metropolises like Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide, as well as natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Twelve Apostles.

  • Year

    Non-resident arrivals from South Korea

  • 2015

    226,770

  • 2016

    280,110

  • 2017

    302,230

  • 2018

    288,110

  • 2019

    280,489

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